Today, TBL has learned that Woj is very close to adding Michael Lee from the Washington Post, a paper he joined in 2004. Prior to that Lee spent over six years at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. How close is Lee to leaving the Post? The Washington Post has already begun interviewing for his job. Lee is expected to join Yahoo in the coming weeks.
“I loved the partnership and platform we built at RealGM, and I’m so honored to say I worked there,” said Charania. “I hope to continue improving and wish RealGM only the best!” “Congrats to Shams on his move to Yahoo,” said RealGM’s Christopher Reina. “They’re getting a great reporter and an even better person. Every step of his rise in this industry has been well-earned through his hard work and dedication to his craft. We couldn’t be happier for him professionally and personally.”
They might not have to wait too long. Simmons is launching a show with HBO, becoming heavily involved with HBO Sports, and also working with HBO Now, its recent digital product aimed at cord-cutting millennials. (He also recently announced the launch of a new podcast.) And Simmons may not be shopping his online commentary for very long. Many expect Simmons to soon launch his own content site modeled after Grantland, his hub at ESPN.
Carmelo Anthony is Vice Media’s newest teammate. Anthony, the New York Knicks star, has joined Vice’s sports site as a founding partner of The Clubhouse, a new channel where well-known athletes, including Anthony and Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots, will host their own video series. DraftKings, the daily fantasy sports website, has signed on as a sponsor.
And more recently, Apple showed interest in signing up former ESPN star Bill Simmons to an exclusive audio podcast deal. Apple media boss Eddy Cue discussed the idea a couple of times with Simmons this summer, say people familiar with the talks, who say that they were preliminary at best.